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Published on Feb 6, 2013
This video explains how to upload an eBook to Smashwords as an EPUB. This is the most professional option for distributing high-quality eBooks through Smashwords to platforms such as iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.
[0:05] - What is EPUB Direct from Smashwords? [1:19] - Smashwords-specific requirements for the EPUB [2:47] - Validating your EPUB per EPUBCheck [3:41] - Entering metadata and in the publishing section of Smashwords [5:55] - Uploading your cover (note: must be at least 1400px wide) [6:27] - Uploading your EPUB eBook [7:05] - Verifying EPUB upload on your product page [7:48] - Assigning an ISBN to your eBook [8:15] - Examining your dashboard (should say "Pending Review") [8:50] - Getting email from Smashwords confirming EPUBCheck verification [9:15] - Updating your Smashwords eBook with a new EPUB and cover [11:30] - Resubmitting your eBook for Premium Status following updating